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  1. Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ABR Fan Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you proceed, make sure your computer is turned off and is not connected to any power source.

    • Remove the single 7 mm Phillips #1 screw securing the optical drive.

    • Be sure to store the screws carefully as they are easy to lose. A magnetic project mat is recommended

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    • Carefully remove the optical drive bracket by pulling the bezel away from the laptop.

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    • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the twelve screws around the back panel from the laptop.

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    • Use an opening tool to pry out the back cover.

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    • Remove the back panel by pulling it up and away from the laptop.

  6. Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ABR Fan Replacement, Battery: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 6mm screws using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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    • Disconnect the battery connector by pulling toward the battery parallel to the motherboard.

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    • Remove the battery.

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    • Disconnect black and grey wires by simply giving them a light tug.

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    • Remove the 6mm Phillips #1 screw connecting the fan to the laptop.

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    • Lift the fan slightly and straight upward and unwind the black and grey wires from the fan.

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    • Identify the red, black, yellow, and brown wire coming from the back of the fan connecting to the motherboard with a white connector piece.

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    • Slowly pull and wiggle the white connector piece until it comes loose from the laptop.

  14. Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ABR Fan Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Replace the new fan.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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